Students in classes and clubs build their vehicles from the ground up or by modifying existing vehicles using a combination of energy sources. As students build their operational prototype, they acquire an understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering, aerodynamics, physics, materials science, alternative fuels, statistics, algebra, CAD/3D printing, technology, and fabrication. They also learn about entrepreneurship, marketing, and general management skills. Vital Link and Southern California high schools are collaborating to provide an online, project-based learning environment. Students will work with industry professional mentors on developing the design for their energy-efficient vehicles. Final designs will be presented to an online panel of judges. Each team will explain their development skills in manufacturing and assembling, computer modeling, engineering, analysis, research, and testing.